I've long thought that American Girl should be recognized for it's wholehearted attempts to represent a wide range of cultures, nationalities, and religions within a single line of dolls.
Well, guess which other Mattel line just joined the 21st Century with a MASSIVE announcement today?
Over the years, Barbie has added black dolls, and they have brunettes; but for the most part, Barbie is, well, Barbie. Tall and skinny with long silky hair. I've never been too bothered by this, because Barbie is an institution, and some things just are what they are; and for me that's okay.
But, these new dolls are stunning!
They cover a wide range of sizes! Hair colors and textures! Skin tones!
This is truly amazing!
The Barbie Website is hailing this as The Evolution of Barbie!
So what exactly is different?
They've added 3 additional body sizes, which makes 4 possibilities now, including the Classic Barbie body style. They've added Curvy, Tall, and Petite.
As for hair colors and textures, they've got short and curly, medium and wavy, and different lengths of straight. How about long and blue? Check out the doll with the shaved style! Wow! Talk about some 21st Century Representation!
Now, in addition to the Fashionista line, you can also get the Spy Squad! Or, maybe Gamer Barbie is your speed? Bibby definitely wants that one! If you're looking for that perfect gift for your future Oval Officer, check out the President and Vice-President dolls!
Barbie says this is just the beginning! If Mattel is willing to put as much thought and effort into the design of Barbie as they have the variety of their Monster High Dolls, this is going to be SO MUCH FUN!
Check out The Barbie Website for more information on all these awesome dolls coming soon!
This is just the beginning, for sure!